Meet Houston Missions: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Episode 8 of Meet Houston Missions features guest Casie Harris, who is the Manager of Victim’s Services for Southeast Texas & The Valley for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a national organization that hosts several local and regional events aimed at reducing the amount of drunk and drugged driving accidents on our roads as well as assisting victims of these horrible accidents.

MADD is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1980 by Candice Lightner following the death of her daughter, who was killed by an impaired motorist. The organization, which is now a nationwide force for change, began with one mother’s vision in California.

MADD Programs

MADD seeks to combat drunk driving on a number of levels from drafting and promoting legislation creating stricter laws and penalties for drinking and driving to victim’s advocacy.  MADD was instrumental in helping to push through Bentley’s Law–legislation that enables judges to order persons convicted of intoxicated manslaughter to pay the surviving children of their victims child support.  They also were the organization that was able to raise the drinking age to 21 in all 50 states. MADD volunteers are needed to work on legislation, assist victim’s families in navigating the legal process, provide grief counseling, fund-raise, educate, and promote awareness.

MADD Events

MADD hosts 4 main events that require the support of volunteers and participants.  The Walk Like Madd annual regional fundraiser takes place in the fall. Teams sign up to walk and raise money and volunteers are needed to run the event. Houston is a host city for this event.  More information on this event can be found at: Volunteers to man booths, set up tents and participate in the walk itself are always needed.

MADD hosts a Jingle Bell Run in Austin, Texas every December to raise money and awareness. You can enter the run and wear a crazy costume to help raise money and awareness.

MADD also hosts an annual golf tournament and a police officer appreciation event.  Information on these events can be found on the website.

Contact MADD

You can visit the main website at: for more information. Local office numbers may be found via a Google search. You can also call 877-623-3435 to get connected with the right organization.

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